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Publishing company considers Flowery Branch for local history book

A Charleston, S.C.-based publisher of local history books has approached Flowery Branch about the possibility of a book on the small South Hall town, which dates to the 1800s.

February 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Law keeps absentee ballots from inmates incarcerated in home counties

For many years Georgia inmates housed in their county of residence have been unable to vote in elections because of an oversight in state law.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Firefighters battle chimney blaze on Ledan Road

Emergency crews blocked part of Ledan Road in Gainesville while they battled a chimney fire at residence in the 3700 block.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Winter coming back with a bite

Freezing temperatures this weekend will replace the recent warm, springlike weather of the past few weeks.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Bill could smooth path for liquor sale votes

Residents in unincorporated areas of Hall County might gain easier access to a liquor store if a law proposed in the Georgia General Assembly is successful.

February 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Food ministry is hit by thieves

Volunteers with Free Chapel's food ministry discovered this week that copper was stolen from a walk-in cooler used to store food for those in need.

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


Powerball jackpot hits $325M thanks to ‘brisk ticket sales’

Looking to become a millionaire quickly? Try your luck at Georgia's Powerball jackpot lottery.

February 10, 2012 | Megan Gill | Local


Judge delays trial of man accused of killing hikers

ASHEVILLE - A federal judge has again delayed the death penalty trial of a twice-convicted killer who's charged with killing a couple from Hendersonville, N.C., in a national forest.

February 10, 2012 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Search-and-rescue team nears completion of training

The Gainesville Fire Department believes it is prepared for the next disaster in Northeast Georgia.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Interview reveals inside the mind of a killer

ATLANTA - "I didn't have, like, the intention of killing a kid," Ryan Brunn told police after he pleaded guilty to molesting a girl, slashing her throat and dumping her body in a trash bin.

February 10, 2012 | By Greg Bluestein | Local


Raccoon is county’s 5th confirmed rabies case

Hall County Animal Control has reported the county's fifth confirmed case of rabies this year, a raccoon caught off Wofford Road in South Hall.

February 10, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia gets No Child Left Behind waiver

Georgia is one of 10 states that will be freed from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving the state leeway to improve how it prepares and evaluates students.

February 10, 2012 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING AND AARON HALE afielding@gainesvilletimes.com, ahale@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warm winter could cause an early mosquito season

The unseasonably warm temperatures this winter could cause certain insects, like mosquitoes, to come out earlier than normal this year.

February 10, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia Council for the Arts discusses new mission, goals

A group of local artists and arts organization leaders described themselves Thursday as "artist missionaries."

February 10, 2012 | Shannon Casas | Local


US District Magistrate Judge Cole to retire

After nearly 10 years at the helm, Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole has decided to hang up her cloak and retire from her position in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Taxicab boom in Gainesville driving a growing need

Every day, colorful taxicabs with cheerful and exotic Spanish names dart in and out of busy Gainesville streets and thoroughfares.

July 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Soft’ skills get a hard emphasis for prospective job seekers

As public schools, technical colleges and universities prepare students to enter today's workforce, it's not enough to teach them the skills needed to ...

July 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Mother pleased with settlement in Gainesville High School's Title IX case

Though she said she never intended to take the matter to litigation, Ginger Folger said it was vital to see the Title IX case involving ...

July 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Students turn out to ‘untag’ Gainesville by erasing graffiti

For its fifth year, Generation Inspiration was out Saturday for its "Un-tag Gainesville" event at a handful of locations "until they run out of paint ...

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Photo slideshow: Cracker Fly-In shows off aces of the wild blue yonder

The annual Cracker Fly-In at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville offered a tarmac full of delights to tempt aviation enthusiasts.

July 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school district seeks to attract minority teachers

With Hispanics and African-Americans accounting for nearly 80 percent of student enrollment in Gainesville City Schools but only 12 percent of certified teachers, district leaders ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New provost looks forward to fresh opportunity at Brenau

After four months of saying goodbye to colleagues at a school in North Carolina where worked for seven years, Jim Eck said he is happy ...

July 08, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Police: Money stolen from Fieldale Farms bank account

Gainesville Police are investigating fraudulent activity involving Fieldale Farms' bank account.

July 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Crowds have fun in the sun and sand at Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash

Downtown Gainesville's third annual Beach Bash drew a crowd Friday with with music and sandy fun.

July 07, 2017 | | Local




Small plane crash-lands in field off Athens Highway; pilot suffers minor injuries

Sol Williams didn't want to land his plane in the middle of the busy Athens Highway at rush hour Friday afternoon, aiming toward the ...

July 07, 2017 | By DAVID BARNES and NICK WATSON news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lula woman charged with assault with vehicle as child, disabled teen rode along

A Lula woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly attempted to ram the vehicle of her ex-husband with her SUV while a child and special-needs ...

July 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Latinos flexing political muscle in Gainesville, Hall

The number of Latinos registering and showing up to vote in Gainesville and Hall County elections is on the rise, according to a report released ...

July 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ashley Bell named head of external affairs for Peace Corps

Gainesville native Ashley Bell has been named the associate director for external affairs of the Peace Corps.

July 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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